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EIGHT CAR-BASED OFF-ROADERS

With the prospect of certain local authorities being unprepared for the concept of frozen water falling from the skies, here are eight vehicles that will make snow-bound commuting a more entertaining prospect:

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DO YOU REMEMBER – THE RELIANT SCIMITAR GT?

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Andy Roberts

There is a select group of cars of such aesthetic appeal that you really have to encounter them in the metal (or GRP) to appreciate their beauty - or, put somewhat less pompously, the Reliant Scimitar GT is an exceptionally handsome motor car.

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NEWSREELS OF THE WEEK – ON PATROL

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Andy Roberts

Polished black Wolseleys with Winkworth bells, Bakelite telephones, traffic lights on striped poles, road signs ordering motorists to ‘Halt’ – all captured in the Pathe archive

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DO YOU REMEMBER – THE AUSTIN FX3?

Of all the lost sights of post-war Britain – traffic lights on striped poles, teddy boys, 78 rpm Alma Cogan records, ten shilling notes, jumpers for goal posts, - one of the most evocative is possibly the Austin FX3 taxi.

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DVD OF THE WEEK - DANGER MAN

As a devotee of ITC’s spy and adventure series, Danger Man has a pride of place in my DVD collection. This was the TV series that made Patrick McGoohan a star when the first episode was aired in September 1960 and four years later the show was extensively revamped.

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DVD of the Week - Adam Adamant Lives!

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Andy Roberts

The story so far – the year is 1902 and Adam Adamant (gentleman, adventurer and all-round decent chap) is frozen in ice by his mortal enemy ‘The Face’. 64 years later he is thawed out after being found by workmen on a building site, and after coming to terms with the new world of Carnaby Street and beat combos, Adam quickly establishes himself as a crime fighter extraordinary.

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